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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Aragon High School is a top rated, public school located in San Mateo, CA. It has 1,675 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Aragon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
403 responses
Average ACT
31
109 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$115,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,301
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,007,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
  • Rivalry Sporting Events
    19%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Secret Senior Spirit Days
    15%
  • Fall musical
    10%
  • Music Department Fall Potluck
    10%
  • Band Concerts
    7%
  • Spring play
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,675
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,154
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,005/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I loved the diversity of Aragon High School. It really helped me to respect other cultures more as well as explore my own, because I'd never gotten the opportunity to go to school with other Polynesians. I felt the deepest sense of community I have ever felt, especially in the theater and basketball programs which are both headed by amazing leaders who were like my second fathers. However, my AP English Lang teacher once said, "The air we breathe at Aragon is competition" and that could not be more true. Students here strive to be the best of the best, many taking oceans of AP classes, diving into intense extracurriculars, and perfecting their college applications. The pressure can get deafening, but Aragon's support services like the counselors are beyond amazing people who can help you better yourself. Admin are a bit polarized because they can be wonderful or unleash their wrath upon you, just depends who you are.
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I graduated from Aragon High 6 years ago and when they ask me about my high school experience I say it was excellent. I especially felt supported by my AVID teachers who helped me overcome school and home struggles. Also, Aragon high challenges you academically and prepares you for college in a way no other high school in the San Mateo district is capable of. I always had troubles with Algebra and Geometry and was able to receive free after school tutoring from my peers and also teachers. Receiving free tutoring from people who I am comfortable with helped me succeed in classes. Senior year I remember having a difficult time at home and felt supported by everyone at the office. As well as having a hard time at home a friend and fellow Aragon student took their life in 2014 and the entire student body was giving the option to free counseling to be able to talk about our traumas of losing a friend. Aragon does their best to make sure all their students are taken care of.
The Aragon community is very diverse where everyone can see it as their second home. Even though I only started studying here for almost 2 years, I have had the most wonderful time in high school I could have ever wish. The students here are enthusiastic, charismatic, energetic, and talented. Everyone is kind and care toward each other and conflict is rare. From this environment, everyone could express their feelings, opinions and ideas without judgement. Aragon is a safe place for all and everyone is included. I totally honor the friends and teachers who have help me to blossom and encourage me to achieve my goals. I love Aragon High School